Sunday, October 12, 2008
Promotion: The Dracula Dossier
The Dracula Dossier
Browse Inside The Dracular Dossier Before You Buy!
We should be having a contest to win a copy of this book very soon, so keep a lookout if you are interested!
Hello to you readers of Shooting Stars Mag, and thanks to Lauren for the invitation to tell you all a bit about my new novel, THE DRACULA DOSSIER. It may be just the sort of book you’re looking for as Halloween approaches…
THE DRACULA DOSSIER imagines a dramatic clash between Jack the Ripper and Bram Stoker, one that would later inspire Stoker to write the classic horror novel, Dracula.
Stalled in his writing career and overwhelmed by his charismatic, successful boss -- the renowned actor, Sir Henry Irving -- Bram Stoker returns to London in the summer of 1888 determined to turn his life around.
Late one night, Stoker decides to take a stroll through the streets of Whitechapel, an impoverished district known for its many “bang-tails,” or prostitutes, as well as the citizenry crowding its dark alleys. There, amid the shadows, he spies a familiar figure: a man very much resembling a quack American “doctor” of his acquaintance. But before Stoker can be certain, the man disappears.
Little does the writer know that just a few steps away, the crime spree of the century has begun. When Stoker finds himself under suspicion, he enlists some of his illustrious friends -- including Walt Whitman, Lady Jane Wilde (mother of Oscar), and the famed novelist Thomas Henry Hall Caine -- in clearing his name. Stoker and friends must prove that the elusive American, Francis Tumblety, is the same man terrorizing London as Jack the Ripper. Or, failing that, they must somehow stop Tumblety themselves.
"The Dracula Dossier is as powerful in its imagination as it is in its dedication to historical detail and social reflection. But what's more is that it’s a damn good thriller. James Reese creates a world here that had me mesmerized from chapter one. With Bram Stoker and Jack the Ripper along for the ride, you can't go wrong with this book."
"It's marvelous to have one so eloquent exploring and transcending the gothic genre."